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Apply for a birth certificate

Find out how to apply for a Victorian birth certificate.

Register a birth

The birth of a new child is an exciting time. It is important to remember that you must register your child's birth with the Registry within 60 days.

Donor treatment registers

From 1 March 2017, the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) commenced managing the Central Register and Voluntary Register (Donor Treatment Registers).

Correct a birth certificate

The Registry aims to maintain an accurate and complete register of births occurring in Victoria. Find out how to add to or amend a birth record.

Name your child

Choosing a name for your child is important and some restrictions apply. To help parents choose, the Registry offers new and expecting parents the Popular Names database (external link) containing the state's most popular names since 1929.

Births FAQs

Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about births.